Consulting

I’m close to get an offer at Merrill Lynch as a VP, I told the recruiter I wanted 180k base 220k total comp for fullstack web dev and he said it was ok, the market is good, can I ask 4 more?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon
works at

Once you put a number out there, moving that number is very hard and can leave a bad taste in the recruiter/company's mouth. We're all in this for money, but you don't want to come off as greedy, demanding more money just because you think they'll pay. At this point, the only thing that can move the $ you threw out is a competing offer for more money.

Reaction Icon Like
likehelpful
Arrow Icon

Largely, it is hard to find good full stack developers. So companies offer everything they can to bring them on board. Given that you have already committed on salary component, negotiate on benefits like 401k match, stock options etc

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

In California if you ask the recruiter what the pay range is for the position they are legally required to inform you 💰

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

It’s hugely unprofessional to balk on a salary that you yourself put out there. The company is moving forward in good faith that they have met your request. It doesn’t mean you need to take the offer but I wouldn’t renegotiate unless you’re ready to walk at what they’ve offered you. It’s a good chance they step back and look at other candidates after a move like that. Not 100% but definitely not 0%.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

This. Bush league.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Related Posts

If anyone wants to join a boutique HR & Talent Advisory consulting firm, Kincentric is hiring for an Associate Partner role! Location doesn’t really matter, but preferably in IL, NY, or ATL.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Download the app for more exclusive discussions.